In celebration of Jewish-American Heritage Month, the Hebraic Section of the African & Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress, and the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington present Dan A. Oren, M.D., Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Oren will speak about his book “Joining the Club: A History of Jews and Yale.” Books will be available for sale and signing.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building (Ground Floor) Library of Congress Washington, DC 20540
Contact: Sharon Horowitz, [email protected], 202.707.3780
Please allow time to clear security. Free and Open to the Public.
Hispanic Reading Room Research Orientation
Sign up for our research orientation and learn about the Hispanic Reading Room services and collections. Orientations are offered to the public the second Tuesday of every month from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.. Those attending should obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification Card prior to the session. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
For more information about reader’s cards, click here.
Location: Hispanic Reading Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ-240.
Contact: [email protected]
Symposium: Playing and Talking about Baseball Across the Pacific
A panel of experts will discuss how American baseball has influenced and been influenced by Japanese culture since the 19th century.
Robert K. Fitts: Baseball historian and author of several books on Japanese baseball.
William W. Kelly: Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Sumitomo Professor of Japanese Studies, Yale University.
Chandra M. Manning: Professor of US History at Georgetown University.
Bill Staples, Jr.: Board member of the Nisei Baseball Research Project; chairman of the Asian Baseball Committee, the Society for American Baseball Research.
Free tickets available via Eventbrite.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building – LJ 119, 10 1st Street SE, Washington, DC 20540
Jioni na Ngugi wa Thiong’o (An Evening with Ngugi wa Thiong’o)This program is a celebration of the literary and cultural achievements of “one of the greatest writers of our time” as articulated by Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. A perennial favorite to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, Ngugi wa Thiong’o is an award-winning, world-renowned Kenyan novelist, scholar and playwright, who has been publishing for over 50 years and in more than 32 languages. In a multi-generational celebration of his achievements, aspiring high school students will read excerpts from his works in Gikuyu and English.
“Conversations with African Poets and Writers” series is a partnership of the African and Middle Eastern Division (AMED) of the Library of Congress, The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa and the Department of African Studies at Howard University. In this series we have featured other African literary giants including Chinua Achebe and Ali Mazrui.
Reception begins promptly at 6:00 p.m., with program to follow.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Jefferson Building, 10 First Street, SE, Washington, DC 20540
(Allow time to clear security)
Please RSVP via Eventbrite. Space is limited.
Contact: Eve Ferguson, [email protected], (202) 707-1982
Friday, May 10, 2019, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Symposium: Persian Language Rare Material Digitization Project
The African & Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress invites you to a program featuring the Library’s Digital International Treasures, “The Persian Language Rare Materials Digitization Project.” The two-panel program offers conversations with experts and library specialists focusing on how Persian manuscripts contribute to the study of language, literature, culture and art history, and how the Library digitizes unique collections and utilizes digital content for outreach and education.
Free and open to the public.
Location: LJ-119, Thomas Jefferson Building, 1st Floor, 10 First Street, SE, Washington, DC 20540.
Contact: [email protected].